The Paso Robles Children’s Museum is a playground of fun

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Paso Robles Children's Museum

Exhibits encourage children to explore and create memories

—Located in the charming Paso Robles Volunteer Firehouse, the Paso Robles Children’s Museum is a celebrated location for families to explore their creative side through playful exhibits and learn about the history of firefighting in Paso Robles. Since 2007, local and visiting families have enjoyed the interactive play offered by dedicated museum volunteers.

“The Paso Robles Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a dynamic and engaging learning environment for children and families. It values education, creativity, and family bonding. The museum offers a wide range of interactive exhibits and activities designed to stimulate children’s curiosity and encourage hands-on learning. It’s a place where kids can explore, experiment and discover in a fun and safe setting,” operations manager Yoana Sandoval said.

With over ten exhibits for children to explore, all focus on growing children’s self-confidence, desire to learn and overall enrichment. One of the most popular exhibits is Newton’s Playhouse, which contains a ball-launching cannon that is sure to excite young visitors. BEAM is an interactive projection screen with motion sensors and different games that encourage guests to move and play.

Paso Robles Children's Museum

“I hope children leave the museum feeling inspired, with a sense of curiosity and wonder ignited within them. The museum should stimulate their imagination and encourage them to explore and learn more about the world around them. I hope families take away the knowledge that learning can be an exciting and enjoyable experience. Children’s museums are unique places where education and fun intersect, fostering a love for learning that extends beyond the museum’s walls,” said Sandoval, adding that “by engaging in interactive exhibits and activities, children should feel encouraged to express themselves, think creatively, and problem solve in innovative ways.”

Another fantastic exhibit to explore is the 1944 fire engine named Old Mack, which can also be seen in local parades. Located on the first floor, Old Mack is sure to capture the attention of young visitors, who can let their imaginations run wild by dressing up in firefighter gear and climbing on the fire engine.

“At the Paso Robles Children’s Museum, passion and dedication run deep, even with our small team of five. As a nonprofit facility, our mission is to create a magical learn-through-play environment, sparking endless curiosity in our little learners. We also take immense pride in honoring the heritage of our volunteer firefighters, true community heroes and in being a nonprofit organization, dedicated to creating happiness and wonder for all who visit our museum,” Sandoval said.

For a day of exploration and interactive play, the Paso Robles Children’s Museum holds the key to wonder.

The Paso Robles Children’s Museum is located at 623 13th Street in Paso Robles. Open Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (805) 238-7432 or visit

 — By Sadie Mae Mace


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